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French Broad Outpost Ranch

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Walnut, California
Reviewed 26 March 2017

My friend and I went for a girls' weekend and was not sure what to expect. We were nestled in the mountains, surrounded by beautiful scenery and horses. Shawn was an great teacher for beginners to experts on horse back riding and all the trails were so unique and picturesque. The best part is we learned to do everything ourselves...

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Our family of 4 ( kids ages 8 & 10) had an amazing time at the ranch! As beginners, Shawn did a thorough job teaching us how to care, saddle and ride a horse! The trail rides were beautiful. Ms. Z prepared tasty, family style meals. The gluten- free meal was excellent! The rooms and dining areas were immaculate. A...

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Lenoir, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I have owned horses for a number of years, but haven't ridden in 15 yrs. Shawn and Addison made you very comfortable and had incredible patience. They taught me all things I had been doing wrong during my years of training and I can honestly say I wasn't the least bit sore after two rides. The food was great and...

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Zionsville, Indiana
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was reluctant before going b/c I had never heard of this place, but it ended up being the most wonderful time. SOOOOO clean and what BEAUTIFUL log hotel! The food was wonderful and the horseback rides were perfect. I have 2 teenagers and an 8 year old. They all loved it. We are pretty picky travelers but this exceeded...

1Thank momofthree2013
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We loved our time at the ranch. We have been out west to a Dude ranch and loved it and wanted to do it again, but try to spend less money. French Broad Outpost Ranch is great! The food is always very good! The activities are fun. You do progressively more challenging rides and even get to do a cattle...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I had a fantastic vacation at the French Broad Outpost Ranch. Our group had an opportunity to trail ride twice a day next to the beautiful river, up into the mountains, and on the perimeter of the National Forest. The scenery was spectacular. The horses were steady, sure footed, and safe to ride. The evenings were filled with a variety...

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Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 25 August 2016

There were 3 of us gals who went and did not know what to expect; even though we did research. We arrived at 4pm to check in and were given a tour of the Lodge and our room. Everything is beautifully decorated and we loved the saloon. Our room was wonderful with 2 double beds and a single. Included private...

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Hoschton, Georgia
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My retired husband & I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the French Broad Outpost Ranch. We knew nothing about horses, but after a few days we learned how to saddle our horse, participate in mountain trail rides, a small distance cattle drive and team penning. It was so fun being a Cowboy and Cowgirl on the ranch with these beautiful...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had a wonderful family experience at The French Broad River Outpost Ranch. The staff is what makes the experience so special. Sean, Myan, Addison and the rest of the wranglers and staff work so hard, around the clock, to ensure everyone has an enjoyable time. The days are packed with various activities that you can enjoy with your kids....

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
Reviewed 12 July 2016

not worth the money. Nothing to do around there. No activities planned and children based nose to tail trail rides. We had to watch movies at 11 am because there was nothing else to do; we were just left alone. The food was very poor and a lot of carbs and greasy! The scenery and rooms were nice, though! The...

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ShawnGannon, Owner at French Broad Outpost Ranch, responded to this review

We have 2 seasons, one is called High Season or the summer when there is something going on constantly. The other season is called Low Season because it offers less things to do at night because we aren't as busy and is considered a more adult time period. In order to produce things like a square dance or bring in...

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Additional Information about French Broad Outpost Ranch

Address: 461 Old River Rd, Del Rio, TN 37727-2651
Region: United States > Tennessee > Del Rio
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
French Broad Outpost Ranch Hotel Del Rio
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“I loved being in the hotel portion. There are two buildings. Hotel is new and very neat.”
momofthree2013, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room had a very comfortable king size bed with 2 bunk beds if needed. Complete with great AC & overhead fan.”
Bevie55, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the "Hotel," which was lovely.”
Cyclingknitter, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room without another room above - the second night was a less relaxing experience with our rambunctious neighbors overhead!”
TraceyW717, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“NO WIFI and sketchy cell service.”
Tripgoer2, 1 May 2016 | Read review
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